ASCB Rainbow


All minisymposia sessions run concurrently on Sunday, Monday afternoon from 4:15 pm to 6:50 pm, on Tuesday afternoon from 4:40 pm to 7:15 pm, and on Wednesday morning from 8:30 am to 11:05 am. Click on the titles below to view the full schedule for each minisymposia.

Sunday, December 3, 4:15 pm-6:50 pm

Minisymposium 1: Bacterial Infection and Symbiosis, Room 114
Co-Chairs: Marek Basler, Biozentrum, University of Basel; and Feng Shao, National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing

Minisymposium 2: Functions and Mechanisms of Cytoskeletal Motors, Room 113B
Co-Chairs: Arne Gennerich, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; and Andrew Carter, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Minisymposium 3: Inside the Nucleus: Genome Organization and Gene Expression, Room 115B
Co-Chairs: Trevor K. Archer, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH; and Clifford Brangwynne, Princeton University

Minisymposium 4: Multicellular Interactions: Tissue Assembly and Morphogenesis, Room 120B
Co-Chairs: Matthew J. Tyska, Vanderbilt University; and Danelle Devenport, Princeton University

Minisymposium 5: Organelles in Metabolism and Stress Responses, Room 118B
Co-Chairs: Mike Henne, UT Southwestern Medical Center; and Shawn M. Ferguson, Yale University

Minisymposium 6: Regulation of Cell Size, Mitosis and Meiosis, Room 108A
Co-Chairs: Eduardo Torres, University Massachusetts Medical School; and Silke Hauf, Virginia Tech

Education Minisymposium: Evidence-Based Education, Room 124
Supported by CBE – Life Sciences Education
Co-Chairs: Amy Prunuske, Medical College of Wisconsin; and Tracie Gibson, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Monday, December 4, 4:15 pm-6:50 pm

Minisymposium 7: Actin Dynamics and Function, Room 113B
Co-Chairs: Stephanie Gupton, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and Kenneth Campellone, University of Connecticut

Minisymposium 8: Cancer Cell Signaling, Adaptive Responses, and Metastasis, Room 114
Supported by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Chair: Brendan D. Manning, Harvard University

Minisymposium 9: Ensuring Fidelity of Chromosome Segregation, Room 108A
Co-Chairs: Elçin Ünal, University of California, Berkeley; and Jorge Z. Torres, University of California, Los Angeles

Minisymposium 10: Lipids in Signaling and Membrane Organization, Room 115B
Co-Chairs: Christopher Burd, Yale University School of Medicine; and Maria Antonietta De Matteis, Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine, Italy

Minisymposium 11: Multicellular Interactions: Tissue Regeneration and Mechanisms of Disease, Room 120B
Chair: Philipp Niethammer, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Minisymposium 12: Protein Folding, Misfolding and Neurodegeneration, Room 118B
Supported by BMC Biology
Co-Chairs: Ursula Jakob, University of Michigan and University of Michigan Medical School; and Simon Alberti, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Germany

Minisymposium 13: Subcellular Organization of Neural Cells, Room 119B
Co-Chairs: Stephen Liberles, Harvard Medical School; and Avital Rodal, Brandeis University

Tuesday, December 5, 4:40 pm-7:15 pm

Minisymposium 14: Autophagy, Room 118B
Co-Chairs: Li Yu, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China; and Sascha Martens, Max F. Perutz Laboratories, Austria

Minisymposium 15: Axonal and Synaptic Cell Biology, Room 114
Co-Chairs: Cagla Eroglu, Duke University Medical Center; and Marc Hammarlund, Yale University School of Medicine

Minisymposium 16: Mechanical Coupling from Nucleus to Extracellular Matrix, Room 113B
Co-Chairs: Gijsberta Koenderink, NWO Institute AMOLF; and Kandice Tanner, National Cancer Institute, NIH

Minisymposium 17: Mechanics of Cell Division and Cytokinesis, Room 108A
Co-Chairs: Julie Canman, Columbia University; and Clemens Cabernard, University of Washington

Minisymposium 18: Molecular Mechanisms of Cell-Cell Signaling, Room 115B
Co-Chairs: Adrian Salic, Harvard Medical School; and Natalia Jura, University of California, San Francisco

Minisymposium 19: Organelle Morphogenesis, Targeting, and Distribution, Room 120B
Co-Chairs: Jeremy Carlton, King’s College London, UK; and Benoit Kornmann, ETH Zürich – Institute of Biochemistry, Switzerland

Minisymposium 20: RNA Biology, Room 119B
Co-Chairs: Maria Barna, Stanford University; and Sandra Wolin, National Cancer Institute, NIH

Wednesday, December 7, 8:30 am-11:05 am

Minisymposium 21: Border Dynamics: Nuclear Envelope Organization and Remodeling, Room 114
Co-Chairs: Martin Beck, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Germany; and Ulrike Kutay, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Minisymposium 22: Cellular Metabolism, Room 120B
Co-Chairs: Nika Danial, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School; and Russell DeBose-Boyd, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Minisymposium 23: The Life of a Microtubule: Birth, Dynamics and Function, Room 113B
Co-Chairs: Sabine Petry, Princeton University; and Ram Dixit, Washington University in St Louis

Minisymposium 24: Membrane Shaping by Fusion and Fission, Room 118B
Co-Chairs: Junjie Hu, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences; and Heidi M. McBride, McGill University

Minisymposium 25: Visualization of Compartmentalized Signaling in Cancer, Room 115B
Co-Chairs: Peter S. McPherson, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University; and Min Wu, National University of Singapore